'Jurassic Park 4' Targeted For 2014 Releaseby: Posted:
Marshall was stumping for another major sequel to which he's attached, next month's "The Bourne Legacy" starring Jeremy Renner, when he claimed "it will be on the screen within two years."
Unsurprisingly calling it a "popcorn movie," Universal Pictures is for now shooting for a summer release, Marshall elaborated. Not only does it have a 2014 window, but a definite pair set to write the script. Director of both "Jurassic Park" and its sequel "The Lost World" Steven Spielberg reportedly won't return to direct, but he'll develop it with a script to be penned by "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" writing pair Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Though Marshall promised continued application of practical effects, Marshall is clearly stoked about making a sequel - neither reboot nor remake, he specified - with considerably evolved technology.
"That's what's gonna be great about it, technology's taken a leap now that we can really do some great things," Marshall said.
There are lofty standards to meet, for certain. Spielberg's 1993 epic about a theme park where living, breathing dinosaurs once more walk the Earth was a special-effects landmark blockbuster adapted from a novel of the same name by the late Michael Crichton. It scored a $914.7-million box office that's impressive by even today's inflated standards, and led to Crichton writing his novel "The Lost World" specifically so that it could be crafted into a 1995 movie sequel. The follow-up grossed $618.6 million itself.